About Our Team

Our staff is here to greet you and make you feel comfortable.

Cynthia Fleetwood

Hygiene Coordinator

Job Description/Duties: She started in the dental field as an assistant in 1988; now loves being part of an amazing team where you can find her at the Front Desk to schedule an appointment and assist with your insurance needs. She particularly enjoys greeting patients as they visit the office.

Family: Cynthia has been married for 29 years, and is a mother to four amazing children.

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Cynthia enjoys shabby chic projects, photography, trips anywhere in her Jeep, the beach, lake, and mountains.

Donna Eiland

Registered Dental Assistant

Job Description/Duties: Set up for and assist Dr. Latham with Dental procedures. Donna has been assisting Dr. Latham for 10+ years. Donna began her career in dentistry in 1997 and cannot imagine doing anything else.

Family: Very proud of both of her daughters and their families. Being a grandmother is the absolute best!!!

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Has many interests including travel, music, reading, hiking, river rafting/tubing and much more.

Emily Winder

Registered Dental Hygienist

Job Description/Duties: Graduated from Lamar Institute of Technology, Beaumont, in 2012. Helped out temping/filling in here for years until being hired on in 2015. Emily’s goal is to give quality care while keeping the patient comfortable; being sure the patient has a good experience.

Personal Interests/Hobbies: In her spare time, Emily enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends, shopping, taking vacations, and reading.

Haley Humphrey

Registered Dental Assistant

Job Description/Duties: Haley became a Dental Assistant in 2012, and started assisting Dr. Latham in 2016.

Family: Haley and her husband, Mike, have a son together, named Everett.

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Haley loves to watch football; particularly her favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys. She also loves to fish at the lake.

Jan Pearce

Registered Dental Hygienist

Job Description/Duties: Jan has been working as a dental hygienist since 1973.

Family: Jan has been married to her husband, Dennis, for 40 years; they are proud parents to son, Will Pearce.

Personal Interests/Hobbies: In her free time, Jan likes to travel, play tennis, play mahjong, read, scuba dive, and teach fitness classes at the Health & Wellness Center.

Jennifer Williams

Registered Dental Assistant

Job Description/Duties: Jennifer started assisting Dr. Duke in 2016. She has over 20 years’ experience in Orthodontics.

Family: Jennifer has two daughters; Kailey and Reagan.

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Jennifer loves to saltwater fish, and watch college football with family and friends.

Jenny Burgin

Registered Dental Assistant

Job Description/Duties: Jenny began working at the SETX Center for Dental Medicine in 2014. You can find her assisting Dr. Duke with patients, and with any other duties that may been requested of her.

Family: Jenny married her high school sweetheart, Ryan Ferrell. They are proud parents to their three children: Bailey, Dylan, and Ryan Jr.

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Jokingly Jenny asks, does a mother have hobbies? She enjoys taking care of and keeping the family in line, cleaning, and decorating.

Jerietta Kennedy

Registered Dental Hygienist

Job Description/Duties: Jerietta graduated from Lamar in 1991 and has been with ABD and GLL since 2005. She’s involved with patient education, laser perio therapy and x-rays.

Family: Her and husband, Gregg, are parents to two children.

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Jerietta enjoys being with family and spending time outdoors. She likes to go to the beach, fish, and go on bike rides.

Kim Guidry

Registered Dental Assistant

Job Description/Duties: Kim has had over 25 years of dental assisting experience and has been working with Dr. Duke for over 20 years.

Family: Kim is married to her husband, Doug, for 36 years. She has 2 sons, Douglas and Chris, and 2 granddaughters, Mackynzie and Madeline.

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Kim enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Lacey Marks

Registered Dental Hygienist

Job Description/Duties: Lacey’s from Vidor, Texas, where she graduated in the top ten percent of her class at Vidor High School. She was on the Brigadette drill team and played Varsity volleyball. She went on to graduate from Lamar Institute of Technology in 2014 with her degree in Applied Science. She received the position of Dental Hygiene President, the Outstanding Student award, and the Highest Clinician Merit award.

Family: Lacey is a mother of two girls, ages two and six. She has been married seven years to husband, Lain.

Personal Interests/Hobbies: In her free time, Lacey likes to workout, go to the movies, hangout with family, and go to church. She hopes to further her career and receive a Bachelors in Dental Hygiene.

Leita Duke

Administrative

Job Description/Duties: Leita has been doing administrative work for 17 years; you can find her at the office handling accounts payable.

Family: Leita is a mother of three children, and a grandmother to six children

Personal Interests/Hobbies: In her free time, Leita likes to spend time with family and friends, go shopping, and likes Trade Days at Winni’s.

Melinda Humphrey

Appointment Manager

Job Description/Duties: Melinda started working for the SETX Center for Dental Medicine in 2004. You can find her greeting patients, scheduling appointments, and checking out patients. She enjoys helping new patients get aquainted with the practice.

Family: Melinda and her husband, Tony, have seven children and four grandchildren.

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Melinda enjoys the beach and lake; boating and fishing; spending time with family and friends.

Paulette Younger

Financial Manager

Job Description/Duties: Paulette started in dentistry in 1978. She worked in Pediatric Dentistry for 16 years. She joined our team when her previous employer retired in 1998. She left in 2002 to open her own business. She rejoined us in 2009. Paulette loves dentistry and enjoys assisting patients in finding a way to afford their treatment. She can help you with insurance questions and problems.

Family: She has a wonderful husband and two stepsons, Jason and Donny. She has 7 grandchildren, Kylie, Blake, Collin, Addison, Katelyn, Landon and Logan.

Personal Interests/Hobbies: She enjoys spending time at her camp on Toledo Bend and fishing for bass.

Shari Hardin

Insurance Coordinator/Check Out

Job Description/Duties: You can find Shari checking out patients, working on insurance appeals, and handling supply productions. She enjoys working in dentistry. She previously worked in Orthodontics, but took time to raise her family. She’s excited to be back working; loves the SETX Center for Dental Medicine.

Family: Shari and her husband, Mike, moved here from Ohio. They have four children, three daughters and a son. They enjoy spending time with their family. They are active in their church and love being grandparents to their four year old granddaughter. They are excited to welcome their second grandchild this winter.

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Shari enjoys shopping, getting together for BBQ’s, hanging out by the family pool, and restoring furniture.

Teresa Hartman

Registered Dental Hygienist

Job Description/Duties: Teresa graduated from LIT in 2004. She works part-time doing patient care, periodontal therapy, and x-rays.

Family: Married to her husband, Eric, and mother to two boys.

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Teresa enjoys reading, playing dominoes or any other kind of card or board game. She likes to spend a lot of time riding four wheelers, and working outside on her property.

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Periodontics

Periodontics

Periodontics involves all treatment related to the health of the gum tissue and supporting bone. Some of the services in which we specialize include: We provide both surgical and nonsurgical treatment. Nonsurgical is the preferred and our initial treatment. We use...

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Adult Braces

Adult Braces

When many people think of orthodontic braces, they may believe they are only for the young as an unfortunate rite of passage. Though adults these days are more comfortable with wearing braces, they may not be comfortable with the thought of their braces being seen by...

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Orthodontics

Orthodontics

Most people are familiar with the metal brackets and wires traditionally used for dental braces. However, a metal apparatus isn’t the only option for straightening teeth and bringing the bite into alignment. At Southeast Texas Center for Dental Medicine, we offer...

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